Morning news on CBS is getting an overhaul, with new anchors, a new name, a new look and a new way of thinking. CBS This Morning will hosted by Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill. The show which will air weekdays, will premiere on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m., according to a press release from CBS.
Chris Licht has been named Executive Producer of the new broadcast. He will continue as Vice President, Programming, overseeing CBS News broadcasts and the development of new opportunities across all platforms. John Miller will join the broadcast as Senior Correspondent, Rebecca Jarvis will serve as Business and Economics Correspondent and Jeff Glor will serve as Special Correspondent.
“I am both exhilarated and humbled to take on this challenge,” said Licht. “We have a first-rate team in front of and behind the camera. Our goal is simple: build a broadcast with its own identity that gives viewers something truly different in the morning.”
The morning program will present a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. According to CBS, the show will offer morning viewers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information, delivered by a team of experienced journalists.
Charlie Rose has hosted his nightly interview program, “Charlie Rose,” on PBS since 1991. His guests have included an exceptionally wide range of renowned figures, including politicians, business leaders, scientists, artists and performers. He has drawn attention to areas rarely covered in national television, including the unique influences of classical music, painting, photography and architecture. He has also served as a correspondent for “60 Minutes II” (1999-2005) and as an occasional correspondent for 60 MINUTES.
Gayle King has hosted “The Gayle King Show,” a live, weekday television interview program on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network since January 10, 2011, promoting discussion of a broad variety of topics that include politics, cultural developments and news events. She has hosted “The Gayle King Show” on XM Satellite Radio since its premiere in 2006. In addition, she has served as Editor-At-Large of the award-winning O, The Oprah Magazine since 1999, shaping the magazine’s content and message and coordinating the efforts of staff and contributors with the vision of the magazine’s Founder and Editorial Director, Oprah Winfrey.
Erica Hill has served as co-anchor of CBS News’ “The Early Show” since January 2011, prior to which she was News Anchor of the broadcast (2010), and co-anchor of “The Early Show on Saturday” (2008-2010). While at CBS News, she also served as news anchor and correspondent for CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” (2005-2010), substitute anchor for Cooper and Campbell Brown (2008-2010) and anchor of “CNN Tonight” (2009).
The new morning program will broadcast live from the legendary CBS Broadcast Center in New York City, which has served as the headquarters of CBS News broadcasts for nearly half a century. The CBS Broadcast Center is where television icons including Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite first created original reporting, broadcasting it live to the nation and the world.
The CBS Broadcast Center will receive a facelift for the first time in its stoic history, the CBS Broadcast Center will receive a facelift with the installation of new floor-to-ceiling windows on 57th Street, one of Manhattan’s busiest and most prominent thoroughfares. The windows, a distinctive feature of the newsroom designed for the morning broadcast, will offer the public a first-of-its-kind, behind-the-scenes view of the teamwork and technology involved in broadcasting the news as it unfolds.
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